Changes at halftime are supposed to final result in much better performances when enjoy resumes. The Sounders looked like a completely distinctive team Sunday.
Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer instead attempted an in-activity swap, pulling defender Yeimar Gomez Andrade shortly after the split, but it did not end the confusing choices that led to a 1- loss at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
“After actively playing 45 minutes in the altitude, it’s tough to come out and engage in much better. Guess we were a minor exhausted,” Sounders midfielder Kelyn Rowe explained in looking for causes why the staff couldn’t find a way to gain. “We had fantastic spells in the 2nd 50 percent, it just was not fortunate.”
The Rapids (5-5-3) prolonged their home unbeaten streak to 23 game titles. The mark ties the Los Angeles Galaxy (2014-15) for fourth longest in MLS record.
The Sounders (4-6-1) experienced a number of chances for an equalizer. But ahead Jordan Morris’ alternative to softly chip a shot previous Rapids keeper William Yarbrough, who was off his line, was blocked by defender Lalas Abubakar deep in the box.
Sounders striker Raul Ruidiaz was clipped millimeters inside of the box in the 66th moment and contested the no-get in touch with. VAR dominated in the 68th minute that there wasn’t a foul, denying a attainable penalty kick.
“I haven’t viewed the replay, but he seemed at it lengthy adequate, so I have to assume there wasn’t nearly anything there,” Schmetzer stated of referee Timothy Ford remaining suggested by video clip assistant referee José Carlos Rivero to assessment the call. “Referees aren’t the result in of (losses). We just need to have to participate in a minor little bit superior, a very little little bit smarter, build some more odds. That’s the cause for the reduction.”
Ruidiaz experienced a left-footed swipe in the 89th minute that Yarbrough saved. In next-half stoppage time, the forward’s free kick attempt mashed into the wall and his rebound shot was blocked.
“Everybody is aware of it is tricky to engage in in Colorado,” Sounders defender Nouhou claimed of the altitude. “This is the past, I do not want to blame the referee, I really don’t want to blame any participant. Soccer is challenging.”
Yeimar was revealed a yellow card in the 46th minute for a bad foul. The participate in was adopted up with Colorado getting a aim kick past Seattle’s midfield, ahead Michael Barrios managing his dribble right until having a go to ahead Diego Rubio, whose original shot was blocked by keeper Stefan Frei.
But the ball deflected off Yeimar, Rapids ahead Jonathan Lewis tapping in the ball at the goal line for the rating in the 50th moment. The Sounders preferred the target waved off since replays showed centre back again Jackson Ragen receiving fouled in an aerial duel at midfield, ensuing in Barrios conveniently accumulating the ball.
Ford did not evaluation the play.
“It’s a blatant foul,” Rowe stated. “It should be known as again. I imagine it is an simple phone, every player is aware that. But if we did that, we’re not complaining, and they are. … It’s not our determination at the stop of the day. Regretably, it is the refs and unfortunately it was these refs. But at the stop of the working day, (Colorado) got up 1- and we experienced to combat again.”
Yeimar was subbed off for winger Leo Chu in the 58th moment, Schmetzer stating the improve was in an work to produce much better top quality in scoring positions.
Seattle’s starting up formation was adjusted because of to the a single-game suspension of Alex Roldan. The defender was despatched off late Wednesday in the win towards Houston due to two yellow playing cards, ending the team’s 49-sport streak with no the disciplinary motion in league engage in.
Rowe began in put of Roldan as a proper wingback. Ragen (overall health and protection protocols) returned to start out with Xavier Arreaga and Yeimar as a 3-middle back again seem. The formation resulted in a whole lot of results for Seattle last yr.
Sounders midfielder Nico Lodeiro didn’t make the vacation in buy to witness the delivery of his third youngster, a daughter named Ignacia. In the adjusted development, Obed Vargas, who was suspended for the past match thanks to yellow card accumulation, begun in the center alongside Albert Rusnak.
Colorado was without having three crucial gamers for Sunday’s match in forward Gyasi Zardes (hamstring) and defenders Auston Trusty (suspension) and Lucas Esteves (suspension). Zardes has tallied a purpose and assist this time. Esteves has a few helps and just one purpose.
The Sounders host MLS expansion facet Charlotte FC on May perhaps 29 at Lumen Subject. CLTFC is higher than the playoff line in the Japanese Conference but winless (-5-1) on the road.
“We’re at a stage exactly where each individual recreation issues mainly because we’re underneath the playoff line,” explained Schmetzer, whose crew is at the moment 12th in the 14-crew Western Meeting. “We’re going to consider and appropriate it, and we are going to have a good week of training and we’re going to test and have a fantastic efficiency from Charlotte. Then, when we have another tough street match, I want the guys to have that mentality to win on the street mainly because it’s really hard. It is tricky in MLS.”